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Blog - Trish Hennessy's Blog February 4
Trish Hennessy | For top executives to award themselves these kinds of compensation packages in the midst of this economic crisis isn’t just bad taste; it’s bad strategy.
Blog - Word of the Rings February 2
Pina Belperio | A summary of the SOC 2010 Olympic Conference hosted by students at UBC on Jan. 31 explored how leading experts on the 2010 Games will impact Vancouver and Whistler's environment.
Blog - Josée Madéia February 1
Josée Madéia | sessions organized by the Indigenous Environmental Network, the Network Institute for Global Democratization, by CACIM – the India Institute for Critical Action: Centre in Movement
Blog - Ben Powless January 31
Ben Powless | The opening of the World Social Forum yesterday was replete with all the energy of one of the Amazon's famous storms combined with the energy of tens of thousands of activists from across Brazil.
Blog - A Blog for Media Justice January 31
Paul D. Boin | In today's hyper/new-mediated society the mainstream media's version of real-world-events seems ever more suspect.
Blog - Josée Madéia January 29
Josée Madéia | After spending a surprising two hours on public transportation to travel a short way through lovely Belém to UFPA, I make my way to UNI-Alter's workshop on activist research.
Blog - Josée Madéia January 28
Josée Madéia | First day of the forum. It's noonish and we've had to abandon the program. Things are indeed not happening exactly when or where they're planned to.
Blog - Word of the Rings January 28
Pina Belperio | At the January 27, 2009 council meeting, Whistler council voted unanimously to adopt the Temporary Commercial Use Permit bylaw, that would allow VANOC to erect temporary structures anywhere it likes.
Blog - I Read the News Today, Oh Boy! January 28
Keith Gottschalk | Imagine Senator Mitch McConnell speaking from a KFC.
Blog - James Laxer's Blog January 28
James Laxer | Michael Ignatieff began his press conference in Ottawa today by saying that the Harper government's budget was deeply flawed. For a moment, I thought he was about to do something interesting.
Blog - Time for change January 28
Gary Shaul | A central problem with Harper's budget is its basic assumption that the purpose of building infrastructure is to create jobs.
Blog - James Laxer's Blog January 28
James Laxer | Yesterday, after reviewing the Conservative budget, Michael Ignatieff posed a very perceptive question: "My concerns about the budget are have they underestimated the seriousness of the crisis?"
Blog - Sharon Fraser's Blog January 28
Sharon Fraser | If you didn't know any better, listening to the CBC would convince you that this budget is none of Jack's business.
Blog - Mai Nguyen January 28
Mai Nguyen | Back-to-work legislation is just not the solution to a 12-week long labour dispute that has gone nowhere after much bargaining on CUPE 3903’s part and no budge on York’s part.
Blog - Josée Madéia January 27
Josée Madéia | Last night, a Belgian friend from the hotel walks in and we all start talking about écosociété's "noir canada."
Blog - I Read the News Today, Oh Boy! January 27
Matthew Adams | Harper appears to sell himself out; but really a closer looks shows he still has a lot of neo-con in him. The real picture of the budget is still coming into focus but it doesn't look pretty.
Blog - Trish Hennessy's Blog January 27
Trish Hennessy | The weight of 100,000 (and growing) newly unemployed Canadians was on the shoulders of our federal minority government as they unveiled their budget.
Blog - James Laxer's Blog January 27
James Laxer | As the Canadian economic crisis deepens the Harper government still has not figured out how serious things have become.
Blog - A Blog for Media Justice January 27
Paul D. Boin | Who said this about wealth creation? No. It's not Marx or Lenin. It's not Tommy Douglas, Hargrove or Getlefinger.
Blog - Trish Hennessy's Blog January 26
Trish Hennessy | As eyes turn to the resumption of Parliament today, the Conservative party is funding a spate of radio ads frightening Canadians over the possible revival of a coalition.
Blog - Josée Madéia January 26
Josée Madéia | We arrived in Belém from Sao Paulo yesterday. A small group of us from the UNI-Alter delegation made our way across the Praça da Rebública to the backpackers inn where we'll be staying.
Blog - Trish Hennessy's Blog January 23
Trish Hennessy | As I try to make sense of the varied and multiple trial balloons our federal government is floating in advance of the January 27 budget, I am reminded of Abbott and Costello.
Blog - Graeme Stewart's Blog January 23
Graeme Stewart | It's a good day if you like any combination of the following: the Internet, Canadian film, free stuff, and enlightened copyright practices
Blog - Trish Hennessy's Blog January 22
Trish Hennessy | Now is not the time for faux happy budget announcements that contain the nutritional value of a marshmallow. Now is the time to think big and to be thoughtful.
Blog - James Laxer's Blog January 22
James Laxer | Now that Barack Obama is in the White House, his single greatest challenge is to restart the U.S. economy, to turn it away from its descent into depression, toward sustainable recovery.
Blog - Trish Hennessy's Blog January 21
Trish Hennessy | Recession, the fall of the super rich, and the demise of our trust in corporate gold diggers is the best thing that ever happened.
Blog - A Blog for Media Justice January 20
Paul D. Boin | How might our world today be different had an Obama administration been in Washington over the past eight years? What have we all learned? What will we all do in the future?
Blog - Trish Hennessy's Blog January 20
Trish Hennessy | Over a decade ago, Canada popped the champagne cork as it slowly began emerging from a recession that hit the middle and lower classes hard.
Blog - Word of the Rings January 20
Pina Belperio | A commentary on the Nordic World Cup events held in the Callaghan Valley, Whistler this past weekend and how the World Cup compares to the security-laden Olympics.
Blog - Mai Nguyen January 20
Mai Nguyen | In his speech, Harper expressed his sincere regrets for the thousands of former students who died as a result of the assimilation policy. Wait, did I say sincere?